January Transfer Window - What Will Hibs Do?

Last updated : 11 November 2021 By Steve Forbes

The January transfer window is always considered a tough window to bring players in, but it's a window Hibs MUST be pretty busy in.

Hibs form has dropped recently, and after a summer window that wasn't as productive as boss Jack Ross wanted, Hibs have been left lacking in some areas.

Deals for the likes of Jamie McGrath of St Mirren and Jamie McCart of St Johnstone fell through, leaving both the manager and fans frustrated.

The fact it's been highlighted further by injuries to the likes of Christian Doidge, Sean Mackie, Kyle Magennis, Daniel Mackay and Melker Hallberg hasn't helped.

Listen, when Hibs have a fully fit squad, we have a good first eleven, and a few decent options on the bench, after that? We are lacking.

The good news is, we already have the exciting looking Orlando City attacker Chris Mueller arriving in January after he signed a pre-contract with the club in the summer.

We also have young Dylan Tait, who we signed on transfer deadline day from Raith Rovers, coming back from his loan at Starks Park.

Here we take a look at who Hibs might move for, and add a few suggestions of our own......


The obvious one here for the centre of defence is Jamie McCart from St Johnstone, who Hibs had THREE bids rejected in the summer. Hibs (or any other club for that matter) can sign him on a pre-contract when the window opens, which might force St Johnstone's hand to sell. We have already seen in the summer that they won't turn down decent offers for their best players.

Hibs only have Porteous, Hanlon, an ageing Darren McGregor and on-loan Middlesbrough defender Nathan Wood who has struggled so far, and a blind man can see it needs bolstered.

The Hibees have lost a lot of goals from crosses into the box, so could we possibly look at the full back positions? on the left we seem well stocked, wonderkid Josh Doig, club legend Lewis Stevenson and the returning Sean Mackie who has had his injury problems are all good options.

Mackie hasn't put a foot wrong when played, and it would be interesting to see how he would get on with an extended run in the side. 

On the right, there's a possibility, we have Paul McGinn who is your more traditional "full back" and Chris Cadden who is more an attacking wing back.

We could probably do with another one in there.

Hibs-Mad Thoughts: Stephen O'Donnell

The Motherwell man has come in for some unfair criticism, he has been steady for Scotland and was outstanding against England. He is a good defender at SPFL level.


There is a number of "ifs and buts" here.

Hibs have a lot of numbers in there, but lack a real bit of agression and power in the middle of the park - they need a leader..

Alex Gogic was a revelation when he first signed from Hamilton last summer, but his form has dipped badly, to the point he struggles for a start.

Melker Hallberg, who has been out with a long-term injury, was linked with a move away in the summer after a patchy career at Easter Road, and is another who won't play much and could head out.

Hibs-Mad Thoughts:

Dundee United midfielder Jeando Fuchs has been really impressive everytime we have seen him..

He would be an excellent signing for the Hibees.

Another option, from left field somewhat, is Kosovo international Idriz Voca

The 24-yer-old is a free agent after leaving Turkish side MKE Ankaragücü, the fomrer Luzern man could be a an effective option in midfield.


Hibs have four wingers currently in contention for a first team spot.

Martin Boyle on the right is obviously the first name on the teamsheet, Hibs best player.

Daniel Mackay,who plays on the left, signed from ICT in a £100,000 deal in the summer, who is currently injured, looked a really exciting prospect in pre-season and early appearances, but due to injuries has dropped out of contention, but looks like a good option.

Chris Mueller is signing from Orlando City when the transfer window opens, and looks a real quality signing, he can play on either side.

However the next two are up for discussion.

Jamie Murphy is a good player, but he seems to constantly be picking up injuries, and with his age of 32, it's becoming a concern, however it's worth seeing if he can get fit.

Then there is Drey Wright, it seemed to excite the fans when we signed him, but his time in Leith has been nothing short of a disaster.

Hibs came close to offloading him in the summer to St Mirren as part of the Jamie McGrath deal, his time is surely up in Leith.

There is also, of course, young Steven Bradley currently out on loan with Ayr United.

Hibs-Mad Thoughts:

We can see Hibs going back in for Jamie McGrath of St Mirren, with Drey Wright most likely heading out.

This would leave us the exciting prospect of Martin Boyle, Chris Mueller, Daniel Mackay, Jamie Murphy and possibly Jamie McGrath as our wingers.


Kevin Nisbet has been pretty much our only fit striker all season, after Christian Doidge picked up an achilles injury.

He started well but his form has dipped badly.

Doidge has been a massive miss and his return to training is a massive boost.

After those two, we have the on loan James Scott, who has struggled since signing on loan from Hull City, and youngster Jamie Gullan who has only recently been handed a chance.

It wouldn't surprise us if Hibs ended Scott's loan early and sent Gullan out on loan or let him leave, neither has set the heather on-fire.

Hibs-Mad Thoughts:

The Hibees have already been linked with Accrington striker Dion Charles, another player they failed to sign during the summer.

Charles hit 20 goals for Accrington last season, but has fallen out the picture this season due to an on-going contract dispute with his club.

A number of clubs have been linked with the player, will Hibs go for him?

Then, of course, we have three kids in Josh O'Connor, Ethan Laidlaw and Connor Young smashing goals in every week for the youth team, could they be handed a chance?

Hibs need 4 or 5 new signings in as soon as possible when the window opens.

If we then lose any, we would need to replace them aswell.

Hibs have a huge window ahead..........

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